In Memory of Michael J. Lynch
My father Michael J. Lynch was an incredible person in my life. I miss him every day. Given his enormous influence in my life and career, I wanted to honor his memory on this site.
Michael J. Lynch was born and raised by Irish immigrant parents in New York City on July 27, 1938. He was the youngest of 6 children.
Dad had an incredible work ethic. He was an administrator with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He worked at the World Trade Center for over 29 years. Dad was a survivor of the first attack on the Towers in 1993 but thankfully retired prior to the September 11 attacks of 2001.
Dad was very civic minded and active in his community and church. He was a President of the Lion’s Club and worked with Habitat for Humanity and numerous other community organizations. Dad could build or fix just about anything. He very much enjoyed keeping up with his friends at reunions for Archbishop Molloy High School.
Dad was quite possibly the funniest person I have ever met. He loved his family and friends and was caring, loyal and always available for advice, support or a hug. He had a passion for history, classic movies, and music. If Goodfellas or 12 Angry Men came on TV Dad would be sure to watch them until the final credits, even though he had seen them both at least 100 times.
My Dad was always very proud of his Irish heritage. He encouraged me to connect with Ireland and obtain dual citizenship. He also was a very proud American, serving in the US Coast Guard and proudly flying an American flag outside the house every day.
On April 23, 2010, my loving father lost his battle with cancer at age 71. He was first diagnosed with lymphoma in 1991.
Michael J. Lynch was the best father, friend and mentor a son could ever ask for. I love and miss you, Dad.